Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Olaug Vervik Bollestad (CDP)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

Topics and insight

Documents

A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

National Pollinator Strategy

The Norwegian Governments National Pollinator Strategy is now available in english. The strategy has been developed by the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy is now available in english. The strategy was developed in a collaboration between the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Agriculture and Food, Climate and Environment, Education and Research, Local Government and Modernisation, Petroleum and Energy, Transport and Communications and Foreign Affairs.

News from the Ministry

Nursery.

Norwegian borders to open for entry by some EEA nationals

01/04/2020: Norway is opening its borders for seasonal workers from EEA countries in the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors and the food industry.

Reddik og blomkål.

Residence permit extension for foreign workers

22/03/2020: The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is working on an amendment to the Immigration Regulations to allow foreign workers already in Norway to receive a residence permit extension. This amendment is of great importance to agriculture.

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